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O'Reilly Stewart

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Managing Director: Joe Moore
Number of Directors: 8
Number of solicitors and associates: 8
Number of other fee-earners: 1

O’Reilly Stewart, a leading full-service law firm, which is regularly instructed on an agency basis by firms in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. Core areas of expertise include Dispute Resolution, Employment, Property, Banking, Commercial, Corporate, Licensing and Healthcare. The firm’s clients range from market-leading local firms and national enterprises to private individuals. O’Reilly Stewart enjoys a strong reputation for representing clients in high value litigation and providing strategic contentious and non-contentious advice. Director-led, client -focused teams ensure the highest standards of legal service. With dual-qualified lawyers, the firm also offers in the Republic of Ireland.


Construction and Projects:
The team has acted in dispute resolution in major construction projects and has long been recognised as one of the leading construction practices. The team represents corporate and public bodies and private individuals. The firm provides advices in non-contentious and contentious matters. The firm offers a full range of services across procurement, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, conciliation and litigation.

The team regularly advises on corporate transactions. Its range of services spans every aspect of corporate law with particular expertise in merger and acquisitions of companies and business start-up. The team handles a wide range of transactions including commercial agreements, funding and shareholder agreements.

The team advise major banks, providing vital support for commercial clients, offering a comprehensive in-house service for commercial lending. The specialist lending team deals with securities and repossession, secured and unsecured lending, advice and drafting of mortgage documentation, recovery of secured and unsecured debt, insolvency, title rectification and reconstruction, title insurance and remortgage services.

The employment solicitors provide advice, contentious and non-contentious, for the HR Departments of a wide range of clients including public and private limited companies, universities, colleges, schools and private clients.

The team specialises in advice relating to Education law in Northern Ireland, acting on behalf of universities, schools and Boards of Governors on a broad range of legal issues arising in education.

O’Reilly Stewart solicitors are the leading specialist practitioners in Northern Ireland. The team is best placed to offer advice on all aspects of liquor licensing, entertainment licensing and betting and gaming as well as the acquisition and disposal of licensed premises and businesses. Clients include some of the UK’s largest bookmakers, leading hotel brands, universities, theatres, drinks suppliers, pub and restaurant chains and independent retailers.

The team provides full services in respect of commercial and residential property transactions for private and institutional clients. Head of Department, Imelda McMillan is a former President of the Law Society and her team enjoys a strong reputation in the marketplace, working collaboratively with lenders, estate agents and other professional advisors to provide a comprehensive and competitive service.

Dispute Resolution:
The team has a leading reputation in Northern Ireland and has acted in a number of recently reported High Court and appellate decisions in the jurisdiction. The firm has contributed directly to litigation reform in Northern Ireland, both in respect of the drafting and piloting of Court protocols. Core areas of instruction include Construction and Procurement litigation, Judicial Review and Serious Accident investigation. Whether acting on behalf of insurers, companies or private individuals, the team brings the same meticulous, client focused approach to securing the optimum outcome as efficiently as possible, through litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

O’Reilly Stewart Healthcare, a specialist team, marry an unparalleled wealth of “know-how” and experience with a commitment to a modern, responsive and professional practice. The team, comprising solicitors/advocates, offers a full client service across all areas of healthcare practice, ranging from medical negligence litigation to Inquest representation. The team primarily represents patients and their families and comprises lawyers who are dual-qualified in the Republic of Ireland.

Private Client:
The firm offers a full range of legal services to clients, planning and managing all aspects of private wealth, including estate management, wills and probate, trusts, taxation and property.